April 27, 2018, 11:25 pmRodney HoodG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood scored 12 points to go with three rebounds and one assist in the Cavs’ Game 6 loss to the Pacers on Friday night.
Hood was one of three Cavs to score in double-figures, joining LeBron James and Jeff Green who scored 13. Hood had a fine shooting night, knocking down 6-of-12. But when Hood was on the floor, Cleveland was simply getting run off of it and he finished a game-low minus-27. This could be tied to the presence of Lance Stephenson as he appeared to get in Hood’s head during the Pacers’ second half run and Rodney has had some difficulty at the defensive end all series long. Hood only finished with a positive plus/minus once in the series, a plus-one in the Cavs’ Game 2 win. Despite a lot of excitement when Cleveland traded for Hood back in February, he may not be playable for long stretches in Sunday’s huge Game 7.